Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 21 June 2004, 18:48   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Chelmsford/Anglesey
Make: Avon SR/RibLite 3.1m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 30hp/Yam 8hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 970
I will definitely be changing in time, but I'm in no rush and I'm not experienced enough yet to gain the maximum benefit from a big RIB. I do want something I can trailer relatively easily, however, because I love visiting new areas. That's been the beauty of the little Avon - it's been all over the place this year and I'm still enjoying it!

Agree, Louise, a Scorp would be nice but I really think a 7.5m RIB would restrict me. As a sad, lonely bachelor I do go out alone quite often and I just assumed 6.5m would be the absolute maximum I could launch and recover myself.
__________________

__________________
Phil Davies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:49   #12
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Davies
just assumed 6.5m would be the absolute maximum I could launch and recover myself.
Depends on your technique!
__________________

Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:52   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Davies
I will definitely be changing in time, but I'm in no rush and I'm not experienced enough yet to gain the maximum benefit from a big RIB. I do want something I can trailer relatively easily, however, because I love visiting new areas. That's been the beauty of the little Avon - it's been all over the place this year and I'm still enjoying it!
Same predicament as us really.

Zebedee is a little star.

Missus
__________________
Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
The Jackeens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:52   #14
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Davies
As a sad, lonely bachelor I do go out alone quite often
Even more reason to get a Scorp!!!
__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:54   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
overpriced


Missus
__________________
Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
The Jackeens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:56   #16
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
Some would say, you get what you pay for...
__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:57   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
or a glass door job...
__________________
Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
The Jackeens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:58   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Chelmsford/Anglesey
Make: Avon SR/RibLite 3.1m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 30hp/Yam 8hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 970
What's the smallest RIB I can fit a 200hp to that'll do 60mph and handle a bit of rough water? Richard rates Phantom Evo's and I happen to think they look excellent.
__________________
Phil Davies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:58   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Davies
I will definitely be changing in time, but I'm in no rush and I'm not experienced enough yet to gain the maximum benefit from a big RIB. I do want something I can trailer relatively easily, however, because I love visiting new areas. That's been the beauty of the little Avon - it's been all over the place this year and I'm still enjoying it!

Agree, Louise, a Scorp would be nice but I really think a 7.5m RIB would restrict me. As a sad, lonely bachelor I do go out alone quite often and I just assumed 6.5m would be the absolute maximum I could launch and recover myself.
Hi Phil paul here

my thinking also 6.5 max for ease of towing and storage. the honda and yami 4 come in at 217/220 ish so little or nothing in it. Sorps are too big as is the Revenger for us not too mention fecking over the top on cost.

But each to there own small 4/5 mtr is fun and theres nothing much you can't do in them that you can do in a big un.

paul
__________________
Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
The Jackeens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2004, 18:59   #20
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
K, remind me again what makes of car you & hubby drive...
__________________

__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.